Definition of white water in English:

white water

noun

  • mass noun, often as modifier Fast shallow stretches of water in a river.

    ‘white-water rafting’
    • ‘The Kilgarvan development is one of many such small hydro schemes proposed for Irish white-water rivers.’
    • ‘I'm told that the Orchy is also the most thrilling river in Britain for white-water rafting.’
    • ‘Also, check that your policy covers you for any unusual or dangerous activities - white-water rafting comes to mind, but the policy might well exclude something you had not imagined might be a problem.’
    • ‘In Scotland, you can have an activity holiday: you can walk, climb, sail, go white-water rafting; or you can go for the tranquil option in a remote glen or the city break with the pubs, clubs and restaurants.’
    • ‘They can go white-water rafting and swimming, and Youth in Action days teach orienteering, map-reading, team-building and first aid.’
    • ‘In summer, it's crammed with outdoorsy types, lured by the fishing, horse-riding, canoeing, quad-biking, white-water rafting and the 200 miles of marked walking trails.’
    • ‘The medical and personal provisions are similar to to Direct Line's, but 130 high-risk pursuits, such as white-water rafting, are included within the standard cover.’
    • ‘I head down into the Colorado river to Mohab, where there are so many outdoor activities - hundreds of routes for mountain bikers, walking and white-water rafting.’
    • ‘An Australian backpacker is not going to relish a guided tour of central Sofia but will definitely get into white-water rafting or bungee jumping in the Rila Mountains.’
    • ‘Even in her later years, she enjoyed physical challenges, such as white-water rafting on the Colorado River, ballooning in Namibia and skidooing in Iceland.’
    • ‘It is a land of contrasts - the lowland jungle, mountains five kilometres high, white-water rivers and huge meandering waterways snaking their way to the ocean.’
    • ‘The steep hills and valleys also offer superb rivers for white-water rafting.’
    • ‘Mountain biking, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and 4WD touring are other possibilities that require more specialized gear and technical skills.’
    • ‘The First Minister's keynote address made a determined attempt to set a clearer course for his government in a political maelstrom he compared with exciting, but hazardous, white-water rafting.’
    • ‘She got into white-water rafting when she was 16; her high school's outdoor education course included a scholarship as a guide with a Rangitata rafting company.’
    • ‘Flight From Deathrow is a high-energy stream-of-consciousness trip through white-water rapids.’
    • ‘They are walking in the hills of Calabria, white-water rafting in the Pyrenees, cycling in Catalonia, visiting sherry bodegas in Jerez, or touring the beautiful Castilian cities of Toledo, Segovia and Avila.’
    • ‘This year's tour takes in both North and South islands, opening up superb holiday opportunities - everything from skiing and white-water rafting to wine tasting.’
    • ‘Boating, fishing, swimming, and white-water rafting are all popular activities.’
    • ‘Fly-fishing and white-water rafting disrupted the sensitive Harlequin duck breeding grounds, thus permanently closing the river to human use.’
    waterfall, falls, water chute, cataract, rapids, torrent, flood, deluge, outpouring, fountain, shower, avalanche
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white water